Blog & News Events

  • Dissecting the Changes to Medi-Cal Behavioral Health Benefits.

    November 15th, 2022

    Blog Post by The First 5 Center for Children's Policy Read More ›

  • ’22-’23 California State Budget Makes Significant Changes to Early Start Program

    September 6th, 2022

    Blog Post by First 5 Center for Children's Policy Read More ›

  • First 5's Role in Home Visiting

    July 12th, 2022

    Research By the First 5 Center for Children's Policy Highlights Innovations & Challenges Read More ›

  • First 5 SLO County Funds Family Support Counseling Program

    June 3rd, 2022

    Funded Partner MP Health offering free bilingual counseling for parents and caregivers Read More ›

  • Many Medi-Cal Changes Underway: An Overview and the Impact on Children

    April 12th, 2022

    Blog by First 5 Center for Children's Policy Read More ›

  • San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden: First 5 San Luis Obispo County Grant Recipient!

    January 10th, 2022

    Funding to Support Early Childhood Nature Based Experiences Read More ›

  • ​Addressing Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Needs

    October 14th, 2021

    Opportunities for Community Solutions Read More ›

  • FREE Family-Friendly Workplace Accelerator Program

    October 4th, 2021

    Partnership Between SLO Chamber, First 5 SLO County & the County of San Luis Obispo Read More ›

  • 2021-2021 CA State Budget Prioritizes Equity

    July 13th, 2021

    Legislation Supports Whole-Child, Whole-Family Wellbeing Read More ›

  • First 5 CA Commission Approves Additional $2 Million in COVID Relief Funding

    March 15th, 2021

    New Investments Will Help to Reach Hard Hit Communities Through Summer 2021 Read More ›

  • Early Childhood Workforce Index 2020

    February 23rd, 2021

    Providing guidance to advocates and legislators on policies that require attention. Read More ›

  • Family-Friendly Workplace Toolkit

    November 30th, 2020

    Community Partners Launch New Resource for Employers & Families Read More ›

  • First 5 Center for Children's Policy

    September 11th, 2020

    New Interactive Tool Shows Complexity of Early Identification, Intervention System Read More ›

  • First 5 California Funds Emergency Supplies for Child Care Providers

    June 23rd, 2020

    Diapers, wipes, and cleaning supplies aid providers in safely caring for young children of essential workers and vulnerable populations. Read More ›

  • First 5 Shows Up: Our Critical Role Amid COVID-19

    July 14th, 2020

    First 5 Counties Around the State Work to Support Young Children and Families During the Pandemic Read More ›

  • Child Care-There's an App for That!

    June 3rd, 2019

    It is becoming harder and harder to find reliable, affordable child care and is just as difficult for caregivers to find secure, well-paid jobs. Fortunately, many companies are trying to fix this issue. Read More ›

  • First 5 at 20: Two Decades Helping Give Kids the Best Start in Life

    November 20th, 2018

    On November 8, 2018, the wise voters of California approved Proposition 10, launching an unprecedented long-term investment Read More ›

  • First 5's Position on Current U.S. Immigration Policy Impacting Families

    June 19th, 2018

    First 5 SLO County supports letter sent to the Dept. of Homeland Security Read More ›

  • First 5 SLO County Awards Nearly $3 Million to Local Programs

    June 18th, 2018

    Local Programs Receive Critical Funds to Support Children & Families Read More ›

  • New Website!

    February 23rd, 2018

    Welcome to First 5 San Luis Obispo County’s New-and-Improved Website! Here you can find all sorts of information about the work that we are proud to be a part of in support of young children and families living on the Central Coast. Read More ›